Faculty

Basil Paterson, trailblazing New York politician, former Gov. David Paterson’s father, dead at 87

April 17, 2014 | Faculty

Basil Paterson, the father of former Gov. David A. Paterson and one of the pioneering lions of Harlem politics, died Wednesday night, according to a spokesman for his son. He was 87.

Joan Miller, Modern-Dance Champion, Dies at 77

April 4, 2014 | Faculty

Joan Miller, a dancer, teacher and enduring presence in modern dance in New York since the 1970s, died on March 23 at her home in Manhattan. She was 77.

Abraham Briloff, Accounting Professor, Dies at 96

December 20, 2013 | Faculty

Abraham J. Briloff, an accounting expert whose trenchant and sometimes scathing analyses of corporate financial records often sent investors scurrying to dump their stocks, died on Thursday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 96.

Jock Young, 1942-2013

December 16, 2013 | Faculty

William “Jock” Young was born in Midlothian on 4 March 1942 and educated in Aldershot before studying sociology at the London School of Economics from 1962. He began teaching at what is now Middlesex University in 1968 and remained there for 35 years, for much of it as director of the Centre for Criminology. In 2002 he moved to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. He later served as professor of sociology at the University of Kent and then returned to New York as distinguished professor of criminal justice and sociology at CUNY’s Graduate Center.

Al Ruscio, Character Actor and Acting Teacher, Dies at 89

November 15, 2013 | Faculty

Al Ruscio, a film, television and stage actor who was also a noted acting teacher and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, died in his home on Nov. 12. He was 89.

Major Owens, 77, Education Advocate in Congress, Dies

October 29, 2013 | Faculty

Major R. Owens, a former librarian who went to Congress from Brooklyn and remained there for 24 years, fighting for more federal aid for education and other liberal causes, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 77.

Jean Anyon Dies at 72; Wrote ‘Ghetto Schooling’

October 2, 2013 | Faculty

Professor Anyon, who died on Sept. 7 at 72, was one of the first people to study that landscape in detail — and among the first to assert that without accompanying social reforms like job creation, antipoverty initiatives and urban renewal, the problems of education in urban, poor areas would never be surmounted.

Marshall Berman, Professor, Dies at 72

September 16, 2013 | Faculty

Marshall Berman, an author, academic, philosopher and lyrical defender of modernism, Karl Marx and his native New York City, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72.

Jerome Karle, Nobelist for Crystallography, Dies at 94

June 17, 2013 | Faculty, Uncategorized

Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with a former college classmate for creating what is now an essential tool in the development of new drugs, died on June 6 at a hospice in Annandale, Va. He was 94.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, On-Air Psychologist Who Made TV House Calls, Dies at 85

May 20, 2013 | Faculty

Joyce Brothers, a former academic psychologist who, long before Drs. Ruth, Phil and Laura, was counseling millions over the airwaves, died on Monday at her home in Fort Lee, N.J. She was 85.